A little cheekbone-sculpting contour powder and a dusting of well-placed highlighter can work wonders to lift and brighten the face.
Here are best contour kits that pros and beginners alike will love.
Best Overall: Fenty Beauty Match Stix Trio (£62.00)
These three contour sticks are all you need to nail the perfect contour. One set comes with two Matte Skinsticks (one to conceal and one to contour) and one Shimmer Skinstick (to highlight).
We love how lightweight they feel on the skin, how buildable and blend-able they are, and how it can bring out all of your best facial features. There are four shade ranges to choose from (light, medium, tan, and deep) so there’s truly something for everyone to play with.
Best Budget: L’Oréal Infallible Sculpt Contour Palette, Light Medium (£3.90)
You can draw attention to the high points of your face on a budget. There are plenty of affordable contour kits, including this one from L’Oreal boasting four different shades that can be used together or on their own.
It’s full coverage, so you can conceal imperfections while you contour, whether dark circles, acne scars or a fresh breakout.
Best for Pale Skin: Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit in Light to Medium (£43.00)
When you’re pale, it can be daunting to add dimension with a contour. You don’t want to go too over-the-top, so it’s important to find a palette with lighter shades that best fit your skin tone. Anastasia Beverly features six shades (three for contouring and three for highlighting): Vanilla, (pale cream), Banana (pale yellow), Sand (radiant chiffon), Java (mocha), Fawn (tawny), and Havana (warm russet).
Best for Deep Skin: Kat Von D Shade + Light Crème Contour Refillable Palette (£46.60)
Effortlessly chisel, sculpt and accentuate your best features with this cream contour palette.
It features six shades total: Three of them are contour shades to create realistic shadows and the other three are highlighters to add dimension and luminosity in all the right places.